Meet the Mulberries: Jessie Koerner

Meet Jessie Koerner: Senior Account Executive

We believe in a ‘People to People’ approach to B2B marketing. Our “Meet the Mulberries” series continues with Jessie Koerner, Senior Account Executive in our Chicago office, who details her love for staying active, traveling and eating cheese.

What attracted you to this industry?

I’ve always loved the creative aspect and the diversity in accounts. One day you can be working on a tech account and another day you could be working on something completely different. After taking nursing prereqs for a semester, I quickly learned that I needed to pursue a career in a creative field and made the switch to PR.

What are your favorite things to do in your spare time?

Does eating an absurd amount of cheese count?  I once spent hours in the Cheese Museum in Amsterdam and people usually gift me with cheese…

If not, then I like reading or working out. In the last year, I’ve finally gotten back into a fitness routine after going on a hiatus for nearly two years. I used to be a spin instructor, so spinning is my go-to workout. It’s absolutely kept my mind at ease during the pandemic.

What is your favorite activity to do in your city?

My (new) favorite activity is walking around the city aimlessly. I love walking through each neighborhood and seeing how unique they are, even though they’re all part of the same city.

What’s been your favorite place to travel and where do you want to go next?

I went to Italy for my cousin’s wedding, which was in Avellino just east of Naples. We decided to extend the trip and visit a bunch of other cities such as Rome, Assisi, Venice, Sienna, Vatican City and Montepulciano. My favorite part of the trip was drinking wine at a table in front of the Duomo with my sister and now brother-in-law in Florence. I don’t think I’ve reached that level of relaxation since I’ve left and I’d very much so like to go back.

However, before I go back to Italy, I’d like to visit Santorini. I’d love nothing more than to be poolside with a view of the Aegean sea in front of me.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an actress, which is honestly hysterical considering I hate having attention on me now. Although I played bass in bands for years, I’ve developed a bit of stage fright. It’s why I love PR/Marketing so much. I get to do all the behind the scenes work.

Do you or your colleagues have a favorite work tradition?

It’s definitely our monthly happy hour at some of our favorite spots in River North (where our office is). We went to Centennial for my first happy hour with Mulberry and had some of the best beer cheese dips I may have had in my life. That’s the first place I’d like to return to for happy hour once the pandemic is over.